We met Brad for he first time during Misano GP in September 2016. After a nice meeting we left his motorhome with a meaningful handshake. We had already created for that occasion two alternative graphic layouts for his new helmet 2017, to be used for his beginning in Moto2. Brad won San Marino GP in Misano and in the next race, in Aragon, he would become the Moto3 Champion, the first South African rider to win a world title after John Ekerold in 1980.

Back to our meeting with Brad and his manager, we still remember that moment when his face expression changed as he saw the very first rendering and sketchs of the graphic that would become real 6 months later.

SAKARDESIGN conceived, designed and signed the new  BELL PRO STAR helmet for Brad Binder. The design of the new helmet shows the South African flag with a very dynamic graphic element in the back side, while the remaining is based on the blue and silver color scheme with characteristic tone on tone effects.

On his first Moto2 season as Rookie, he found three podium in row and the eighth position on the final standings. For his 2018 season we create a design restyling of his Bell helmet becoming more aggressive and dynamic. Brad was wearing the new helmet during the winter test in Jerez and Valencia. We are really satisfied about it and ready for the new season, thanking Red Bull, Brad Binder and Bell Helmets for their confidence in our Racing Rider Design service.



Brad Binder’s beginnings in motorsport came on four wheels, competing in karting. In fact, his first title was the South African 50cc Kart Championship aged nine. A year later, in 2005, he demonstrated his winning talent on two wheels and never looked back. He won and retained the Regional Junior Championship in South Africa until 2007. From hundreds of candidates, he was one of the lucky riders chosen to participate in the prestigious Red Bull Rookies Cup.

In 2011 he also competed in the last four races on the calendar, convincing the RW Racing Team GP outfit to field him in his first full season in Moto3 in 2012. The South African went from 21st position in the overall standings in his rookie year, to 13th in 2013 and 11th in 2014. In 2015 year took his first two Grand Prix podiums. In his first season with Red Bull KTM Ajo he finished sixth in the World Championship.

In 2016 at the Spanish Grand Prix, after three consecutive podium finishes, that Binder attracted worldwide attention, taking his first win after starting from 35th position. Brad Binder was proclaimed Moto3 World Champion at Aragon GP with four races still remaining. His record of 7 wins – Spain, France, Italy, Great Britain, San Marino, Australia and Valencia- and a further 7 podiums went unmatched by any of his rivals, and he was first South African to win a Grand Prix title since Jon Ekerold in 1980.

After finishing 2016 with the Moto3 title, Binder is ready to make the leap up to Moto2, as Red Bull KTM Ajo also expand into the intermediate class. Binder moved to Moto2 with the Red Bull KTM Ajo team in 2017, racing the new KTM chassis in the intermediate class, but found the first half of his season marred by an arm injury. Forced to be patient as he fought back to full strength, once he was there the South African ended the season with three podiums in a row in the Australia, Malesia and Valencia GPs, and will be gunning for the front from the off in 2018.




First Grand Prix: 2011 Indianapolis GP (125cc)

First Grand Prix podium: 2014 Germany GP – Second position (Moto3)

First Grand Prix win: 2016 Spanish GP (Moto3)

Wins: 7

Podiums: 23

Pole positions: 6

Fastest laps: 9

World Champioship wins: 1 – Moto3 2016